Weddings are by character a fusion of two individuals and their ethnicities. With that in mind, many Asiatic cultures have various customs and rites surrounding the bridal weekend. Some may be common with the Mehndi Ceremony, but what about the Milni Service? Come taking a closer look at some of the most famous bridal traditions in eurasia.

The Mehndi ( or Henna ) ceremony is a pre- wedding celebration where the bride and her female family members and friends get their hands decorated with intricate henna designs. This is not only a joyful event but it also symbolizes the strength of the relationship between the wife and her future spouse

On the day of the ceremony, the bride is usually escorted to her couple’s residence by her paternal aunt and is welcomed by the female members of the groom’s household with dark bits of money( much like we might view a “celebrity” create a magnificent entrance at their wedding). The groom makes his way to the mandap where he sits alongside the bride and takes seven steps, which are similar to saying their vows in a western wedding.

The tying of the knot is typically followed by the Saptapadi, where the couple promises themselves and each other that they will honor their parents, live in harmony and treat each other with respect. Then the newly married couple will leave for their honeymoon! Traditionally, the groom would escort his bride back to her parents on the third day after the wedding and honor them by paying respects to their elders. This was to thank them for raising her and to show their appreciation and respect for her.